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This Month’s Features

Ergonomic Equipment Considerations for the Dental Hygienist

Making informed decisions about the use of loupes, seating alternatives, and instrument selection in order to improve ergonomics is key to career longevity.

Detecting and Treating Chronic Multifocal Candidiasis

This report addresses the presentation of a rare “kissing lesion.”

Continuing Education

Oral Health Disparities Experienced by Recent Refugees

A variety of factors influence the ability of this vulnerable patient population to access professional Dental care.

Detecting Nasopalatine Duct Cysts

Oral health professionals who understand the common characteristics of these lesions can prevent unnecessary treatment.

The Hallmarks of Alzheimer Disease

By better understanding the risk factors and brain changes associated with this disease, clinicians will be well-prepared to provide dental care.

Assessing Xerostomia Risk in Young Patients

While not traditionally noted as high risk for dry mouth, young patients are more commonly experiencing medical conditions and medication usage that increase susceptibility for xerostomia.


Editor’s Note


As I write this memo from the beautiful town of Westport, Ireland, I’m reflecting on many things.

Ask the Expert

Strategies to Reduce Aerosol Risk

My office will not allow for four-handed dentistry, and I am concerned about exposures to aerosols. What are some strategies I can implement by myself to reduce this risk?

Products and Services

No Pain and All the Gain with GINGICaine

This benzocaine gel by Gingi-Pak reduces pain and increases comfort without a needle.

Surface Disinfection Solutions You Can Trust

The newest addition to the CaviWipes family, CaviWipes HP provides peace of mind with its compatibility, efficacy, and reliability.

Newsline + Industry Info

Spotlight on Clinicians: A Gift From My Heart

Our choices on how to practice within the dental hygiene profession are limitless.

Dimensions’ Editor in Chief Elected to IFDH Board

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s Editor in Chief Jill Rethman, RDH, BA, was elected president elect of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH).

Twenty Years and Counting

When Lorene G. Kent, RDH, BA, envisioned the ideal journal for her fellow dental hygienists, one of the most important factors was beauty.

September 2022 Digital Agenda

Digital Agenda covers all that’s happening under Dimensions’ social media platforms.

September 2022 Social Commentary

When scaling and root planing, what ergonomic adjustments do you make to support your musculoskeletal health?

Ambassadors Up Close: Value of Mentorship

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Brand Ambassador Ann Cote, RDH, MSHA, pays it forward by supporting her fellow dental hygienists.


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